“The legendary poet's works will remain the pride of Telugus forever”
Rich tributes were paid to legendary poet Gurazada Appa Rao on his 150th birth anniversary on Wednesday.
VUDA Vice-Chairman Kona Sasidhar garlanded the statue of the poet at Gurazada Kalakshetram. His literary masterpieces steeped in reformist zeal would remain the pride of the Telugus forever and would be remembered for their eternal values, he said. The people of Visakhapatnam and North coastal region should feel particularly proud for his being born, educated, and lived here enriching their lives with his great works. VUDA was committed to developing Gurazada Kalakshetram further and making it a popular cultural centre in the region, Mr. Sasidhar said. VUDA Secretary M.S. Bhagavan, Chief Accounts Officer D. Vijaya Bharathi, Chief Engineer I. Viswanatha Rao, DFO B.V.A. Krishna Murthy, Deputy Director of Town and Country Planning V. Ramkumar, planning officials K.D. Brainard and L. Subrahmanyam, general secretary of Creative Comedy Club Meda Mastan Reddy and K.S. Prakash participated in the programme.
Andhra University Department of Telugu celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Gurazada Appa Rao.
Senior professor Sajja Mohana Rao said Gurazada might have been dead but his writings were still alive and issue discussed in Kanyasulkam was still alive. Head of the Department of Telugu Gajja Yohan Babu said celebrations like this would help students earn a lot.
Gurazada's life was an example of the fact that creativity would get recognition and talent could not be suppressed, said former Head of Department K. Sudarsana Raju. His works were being discussed for the last 150 years and the same would continue for another 200 years, said a senior professor M. Dattatreya Sastry. Students Malleswara Rao, Sudarshan, Gavarnaidu, Virinchi, and Ganesh spoke.